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Today's News

  • 'Cats pick up district split

    The regular season is winding down and the Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats are now in the process of getting ready for postseason play.

    Part of that fine-tuning took place Tuesday night as the Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats picked up a split at Sunbright.

  • Tigers impressive in sectional opener

    After having to fight and claw their way to the Area 4 AA title last week, the Rockwood Tigers played their first game in the TMSAA Class AA East Tennessee Sectional Tournament Wednesday evening and the Tigers put on a show in rolling to a 44-28 victory over New Center.

  • Jackets split with Highlanders

    Tuesday night was a good night for the Kingston Lady Jackets as Connie Guinn's squad picked up a 56-48 victory over Scott at home.

    The news wasn't as good for Kingston's boys, however, as the Highlanders left Roane County with a 51-41 victory.

  • Wild finish keeps Rockwood atop District 3-A standings

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers picked up a huge District 3-A sweep Tuesday night as both squads knocked off Greenback at Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium.

  • Greene signs with Cumberland

    Harriman senior Jace Green is a prime example of how hard work on the gridiron and in the class room can pay off as Wednesday afternoon Greene signed scholarship papers with Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn.

  • OSHS asst. principal ‘good person’

    Oliver Springs High School Assistant Principal Donna R. Moore said she’s been devastated by reports about her recent arrest.
    Moore, 43, was arrested on Jan. 26 for domestic assault against her husband. 
    “It’s very frustrating,” she said Monday. “I’ve never had something like this happen to me in my life.”
    According to the arrest report, Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Davis arrived at 133 Authorn Sheldon Road in Coalfield around 10:30 p.m. to investigate the alleged assault.

  • If title fits, wear it

    Howie Rose, director of the Roane County Office of Emergency Services, could soon have another title to go by.
    An item under special orders on the Feb. 13 Roane County Commission agenda asks commissioners to confirm the appointment of the OES director as the county fire department chief.
    The item doesn’t mention Rose by name, but it would make him fire chief if approved.
    “Sounds like it would to me,” County Executive Ron Woody said.

  • Rockwood lists benefits of I-40 access

    A Rockwood committee’s members can think of plenty of reasons to approach the state for help with an interstate interchange and new connector road to replace the old Airport Road.
    The members agreed the economically strapped city could benefit from the road.
    “I think the economic impact on this town would be tremendous,” said Harold Ishman, a former city council member. Ishman said the city could annex up the mountain and benefit from revenue if hotels or restaurants located at the interchange.

  • Sheriff hires former inspector to work at jail

    Barry Suttles used to inspect the Roane County Jail. Now he works there.
    Sheriff Jack Stockton said he recently hired Suttles as a corrections officer after he stopped working as a jail inspector for the Tennessee Corrections Institute.
    “We have high hopes for him,” Stockton said. “We hope he moves up the food chain quick.”
    Stockton said he hired Suttles because of his experience. He was the man assigned to inspect the Roane County Jail for the TCI.

  • Whooping cranes take flight

    Nine juvenile whooping cranes on their first ultralight-led migration south will now be taken to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in northern Alabama in the next few days.
    The nine whooping cranes will be loaded up in travel enclosures onto vehicles as soon as possible, driven about 70 miles from Winston County, Ala., to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. They will be placed in a secure pen, equipped with identification bands and tracking transmitters, then later released in the company of other whooping cranes that have been wintering there.